Trivia’s Facts and More (8/6)

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This informative post will be posted on Saturday along with my usual writing.  You are invited to participate with the opening question.

Brain Teaser Question

An explorer found a silver coin marked 7 B.C.  He was told it was a forgery.  Why?

(answer found at the end of this post)

Featured Facts

The state of Wyoming is often referred to as the Cowboy State.  The capital city is Cheyenne, which is located just north of the Colorado state line. 

Admitted to the Union on July 10, 1890, Wyoming later adopted a motto of “Equal Rights.”  There is significance in this state motto as exemplified by these three facts:

  • The Wyoming Territory gave women the right to vote in 1869, which is well ahead of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote in both state and federal elections.
  • Nellie Tayloe Ross was elected governor of the state in 1925.  She was the first woman governor in the United States.
  • One of Wyoming’s nicknames is “Equality State.”
Wyoming Governor Nellie Tayloe Ross. (Photo courtesy of Pinterest.)

Answer to Brain Teaser Question

The label B.C. only could have come into usage after 0 B.C.  Therefore, the coin could not have been minted in 7 B.C.

Trivia’s Facts and More (7/30)

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This informative post will be posted on Saturday along with my usual writing.  Please note that the format has changed, and you are encouraged to participate with the opening question.

Brain Teaser Question

The opposite of the word PRECURSORY means:

(a) flamboyant  (b) succeeding  (c) cautious  (d) simple  (e) not planned

(answer found at the end of this post)

Featured Facts

Many readers have tasted Little Debbie bakery treats.  Some of these may have included:  Nutty Buddy, Zebra Cakes, and Swiss Roll. 

Here’s a curious question:  Where did the name “Little Debra” come from?

Founder O. D. McKee began the business in 1934.  Somehow the struggling enterprise survived the Great Depression.  In 1960, O. D. and his wife, Ruth, began selling their snack cakes with a change in the packaging.  The new image featured a smiling face of a real “Little Debbie.”  Sales began to climb to the business’ highest levels.

“Little Debbie” is Debbie McKee-Fowler, the Executive Vice President of McKee Foods, the makers of Little Debbie bakery products.  

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Answer to Brain Teaser Question

(B) PRE means before, CURS means to run.  So PRECURSORY means to run (or go) before.  The opposite is running or going after or “succeeding.”

Trivia’s Facts and More (7/23)

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This informative post will be posted on Saturday along with my usual writing.  Please note that the format has changed, and you are encouraged to participate with the opening question.

Brain Teaser Question

Make one word from these jumbled letters:

o    r    e    n    o    d    w

(answer found at the end of this post)

Featured Facts

The bobcat is the most abundant and wide-ranging wildcat in the United States.  Its name is derived from its stumpy (bobbed) tail.  Being primarily a nocturnal animal, males may roam up to 20 miles in a night.

Believe it or not, the alma mater of Big Sky Buckeye is Montana State University where the prized “Bobcat” is the school’s mascot.

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Answer to Brain Teaser Question

one word